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33wcf strikes again
November 14, 2013
2:27 pm
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My 4th deer with this rifle. I LOVE it! Especially proud of this buck since I killed him on my own 15 acre property.

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November 14, 2013
3:41 pm
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nice buck, nice rifle

November 14, 2013
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Very nice buck. Great gun and a great caliber 8)

Brad

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November 14, 2013
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Beautiful rifle! Good to see the 33 W.C.F. putting meat on the table and a nice rack on the wall.

November 14, 2013
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That’s a darn nice buck. Congrats. My father-in-law likes using his 33WCF for all sorts of game. Great hunting caliber for a variety of larger game animals.

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November 14, 2013
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A dandy on both accounts for sure. I may use my 33 as well this year.

November 16, 2013
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Congratulations on the nice buck. Looks like a nice area for hunting.

November 18, 2013
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Great deer and pictures.In the past I did a little deer hunting with a .33 Model 1886 Winchester.Was however, never able to bag a deer using the rifle.

November 18, 2013
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That is a fantastic whitetail! And to shoot it with your vintage 33 was just icing on the cake. I’ve got an 86 chambered in that caliber but have never shot it. It almost looks brand new. I shoot all of my other rifles but have kept that one as a safe queen. Maybe I need to rethink that based on your experience.

November 19, 2013
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Nice that many have admiration for the 33. It was a pleasant surprise to me only acquiring one a couple years ago with a good bore I have shot at various ranges with it , and am impressed with the 33/86 package. Its accuracy, and its flat shooting trajectory (compared to all my Black powder calibers) . It must have been a pleasant surprise for Hunters back in 1902 ,and am a little surprised in retrospect that it wasnt a more popular seller then , although I think the 86 was a relatively expensive gun then, and there were other astonishing smokeless developments then as well. starting with 30-40, 303 Brit and culminating with the 30-06 as competition. However the 33 in the 86 is my overwhelming choice. Easy to form brass from 45-70 cases ,(and a lot more pleasant to shoot off the bench than 45-70 ) easy to load with a great selection of modern powders and bullets It is a nice Nostalgic experience with the ergonomic advantage of "MODERN " (for me ) technology

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November 19, 2013
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Thanks guys! The 33 is an awesome caliber. I handload using original 200g flatpoints at about 2000 fps…a little less than factory specs. It is extremely accurate…1 1/2 inch groups at 100 yds all day long. i havent recovered a bullet yet. I have an 86 45-70 xlight but the 33 gets the nod every time!

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November 19, 2013
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That looks like a really great gun. I have similar ideas loading 33WCF and have also found loads similar to the 200 grain FP factory load of the period to be most accurate for me. Hoping to shoot something besides paper with mine this year. That buck has some serious tines.

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November 19, 2013
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The 33 W.C.F. is a really nice cartridge. I am surprised it never became popular.

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